It was a continuation of what must be the world's longest birthday celebration over the past few days. Friday got underway with some ice skating, complete with skates carried in my trusty new skate bag, then a pair of meetings and I was outtie. The scene shifted to East Lansing, where Jenelle treated to a belated birthday dinner at an Indian restaurant (good restaurant) and then Melting Moments for dessert at Munn Ice Arena during the first period of MSU v. Bowling Green in CCHA action. Saturday we went "wardrobe updating" at Tanger Outlets in Howell, then built and decorated her Christmas tree, complete with Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas.
In the car on my way here and there lately I seem to be catching rather a lot of A Prairie Home Companion over on NPR. Today was a rerun of last night's show, but it reminded me of a great closing number Garrison Keillor did on my way west after the last football game of the year:
O all the money e'er I had / I spent it in good company
And all the harm e'er I've done / Alas! It was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit / To mem'ry now I cannot recall
So fill to me the parting glass / Goodnight and joy be with you all
~first verse of the Irish folk song The Parting Glass